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Things to Do Around Chicago This Weekend: July 26-28

It's a weekend of festivals in Chicago



    Festivals, festivals and more festivals! This is one weekend you don't want to miss. Check out this weekend guide, pick your favorite and have fun! 

    Fiesta del Sol

    Dubbed the largest Latino festival in the Midwest, Fiesta del Sol is the Pilsen Neighbor Community Council’s annual fundraising event. The proceeds help provide scholarships to Latino youth, create jobs and allow local organizations and schools to raise money.

    When: July 25-28

    Where: 1400 W. Cermak Road 

    Time: Thursday: 5-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday :11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

    Admission: Free 


    Wicker Park Fest

    This iconic festival is running for three days, bringing fashion shows, music from more than 40 bands, art, food and more.

    When: July 26-28

    Where: Wicker Park Chamber Commerce 

    Time: Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.-10 p.m. 

    Admission: $10 donation 


    Chicago Margarita Festival

    Drink margaritas until your heart's content at Navy Pier.

    When: July 27-28

    Where: Navy Pier

    Time: Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and 7 p.m.-11:59 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-7 p.m.

    Admission: $8-$38. Purchase tickets here. Drink tickets must be purchased in advance.


    Bantu Fest

    Bantu Fest promotes cultural exchange and diversity among nations. There will be food, art and music from more than 30 different countries around the world.

    When: July 27

    Where: Midway Plaisance, 60th & Ellis 

    Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

    Admission: $5-$10 


    South Loop Beer & Cider Fest

    Enjoy a variety of beers and ciders from Illinois. This year’s participants will be 2 Fools Cider, 3 Sheeps Brewing Company, Virtue Cider and many more.

    When: July 27

    Where: Women's Park and Gardens 

    Time: 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    Admission: $15-$65


    Peruvian Festival

    Enjoy delicious Peruvian food, drinks and live music from Grupo Gale, Grupo Mosaico, Chicha Roots and many others.

    When: July 27

    Where: Kosciusko Park, 2735 north Avers Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60647

    Time: 12 p.m.

    Admission: $12 


    Live on the Lake

    Enjoy fun family activities and performances at Navy Pier.

    When: July 27

    Where: Miller Lite Beer Garden, Navy Pier

    Time: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

    Admission: Free


    Taste of Lincoln Avenue

    Come and celebrate the 36th anniversary with more than 100 food and arts and crafts vendors.

    When: July 27-28

    Where: Lincoln Ave. and Fullerton Ave.

    Time: 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

    Admission: Free


    Ghana Fest

    This is “The year of return” so celebrate with live music, food and drinks.

    When: July 27-28

    Where: Washington Park, 5600 Russell Dr. Chicago, IL 60139

    Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

    Admission: $15


    Breez Chicago Beach Day Party

    Enjoy a fun beach day with some of the best DJs.

    When: July 28 

    Where: Montrose Beach 601 Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL 60613

    Time: 12 p.m.-8 p.m. 

    Admission: $20-$800

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